Saturday, March 20, 2010

Giant carrot Easter decoration on my front door

I got this idea from my friend Kami to make a huge carrot for my front door, and I just couldn't wait. I didn't want to spend a ton of money, as I didn't even know if it would work or not. I looked around the house to see what I had, and this is what I found.

If you are going to do this project, you will need:

1 piece foam core
Masking or duct tape
Popsicle sticks
Orange Burlap
Green tulle
Green pipe-cleaners
Decorative ribbon

1) Cut foam core in 1/2 lengthwise, then to desired size and shape.
2) Hook foam core together with Popsicle sticks and tape at center seam.

3) Cut burlap strips into desired width and length.

4) Wrap burlap around carrot form, and attach with tape in back.
(You could glue. I was out of glue sticks, so I taped, and it is holding very well.)
5) Poke hole in the top with a knife.

6) Thread pipe-cleaner through hole and make a knot.
Depending on how long you want it to hang, you may want to attach another pipe-cleaner, and make a place at the top for the whole thing to hang. I made a circle out of the pipe-cleaner.
7) Fold tulle in 1/2, and tape it to the back. Wrap and tuck it around the pipe-cleaner.
8) Print off the sign, and mount in on whatever paper you like.
9) Attach it to a ribbon, and hang the sign on the carrot.

Feel free to print this sign.


shelley said...

so cute! for some reason i just love giant stylized things! now i'm thinkin' i shoulda made my heart -door hanger for valentine's bigger...maybe next year :) brilliant!

Unknown said...

So cute! I totally want to copy.

Debbie said...

The most amazing thing is not that you made a fantastic GIANT carrot...but that you have FLOWERS growing in your pots already!

Jen @ said...

Wow - I love it! Great job!!! I am going to do an Easter Favorite Things on Friday -- I will feature it!


The Fifield Kail Family! said...

I LOVE it!! Its so cute I have to make one. Thanks for such a cute idea. Jessie

Cherie Nelson said...

Oh how I LOVE this! I can't wait to make one for next year! Thanks for sharing!!!

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